Burt Reynolds. Picture: AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian
Burt Reynolds. Picture: AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian

Hollywood icon Burt Reynolds dies, aged 82

By Bang Showbiz Time of article published Sep 6, 2018

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Burt Reynolds has died at the age of 82, his manager has confirmed.

The iconic Hollywood actor tragically passed away on Thursday at Jupiter Medical Center in Florida, his manager has confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter.

Burt reportedly went into cardiac arrest at the hospital earlier in the day, and his family were by his side at the time of his passing, although at the time of writing no statement has been released.

The actor was most known for his lead roles in movies including 'The Longest Yard', 'Smokey and the Bandit', and 'Boogie Nights', for which he earned an Oscar nomination.

Burt once wrote in his memoir, 'But Enough About Me: A Memoir': "I always wanted to experience everything and go down swinging. Well, so far, so good. I know I'm old, but I feel young. And there's one thing they can never take away: Nobody had more fun than I did."

The iconic actor was Hollywood's top-grossing star every year from 1978 through 1982, after having landed top roles in hit movies, which also included 'Deliverance' - Burt's personal favourite of all his credits.

In his memoir, he states: "If I had to put only one of my movies in a time capsule, it would be 'Deliverance'. I don't know if it's the best acting I've done, but it's the best movie I've ever been in. It proved I could act, not only to the public but me."

In this March 15, 1978 file photo, actor Burt Reynolds polishes star that was unveiled in the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles. Reynolds, who starred in films including "Deliverance," "Boogie Nights," and the "Smokey and the Bandit" films, died at age 82, according to his agent. (AP Photo/file)

Most recently, Burt was working on upcoming projects including 'Defining Moments' and 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood'.

Burt is survived by his son Quinton who the actor adopted with Loni Anderson when he was just three days old.

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